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Hillcrest Health and Rehabilitation holds Relay for Life event for residents

Few, if any, nursing home residents are able to attend a Relay for Life, so the staff at Hillcrest Health and Rehabilitation in north Corbin brought the relay to their residents Tuesday morning. The residents and staff, led by six cancer survivors, gathered outside of the...

Magnolia Trace/Jellico Towers under new management

Magnolia Terrace, formerly Jellico Towers in Jellico, Tennessee, is under new management. ALCO Management, Inc., a leader in property management for multifamily affordable-housing in the southeast, purchased the property last year. ALCO has future renovation plans for the site...
Posted On 10 May 2019
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Dr. Aaron House to speak at Chamber of Commerce luncheon Tuesday

Local surgeon Dr. Aaron House will be the featured speaker next Tuesday, May 14, at the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce monthly membership luncheon. Dr. House practices at with Baptist Health in both Corbin and Lexington. He specializes in General Surgery. A graduate of...

Poff Carting bought by Waste Connections of Kentucky

Two of the largest trash collection companies in the area are merging. Todd Poff, owner of Poff Carting in London, confirmed that the company has been sold to Waste Connections of Kentucky for an undisclosed sum. The deal was finalized May 1. “We got to the point where we had a...

Corbin Utilities Commission no longer buying power from Kentucky Utilities

At the stroke of midnight on May 1, a new electric power era began for eight communities that are members of the Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency (KYMEA). After decades of purchasing electricity from Kentucky Utilities Company, the Frankfort Plant Board and the municipal electric...
Posted On 02 May 2019
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March unemployment rate drops locally compared to this time last year

Unemployment rates fell in 94 Kentucky counties – including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties – between March 2018 and March 2019, rose in 19, and stayed the same in seven counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and...
Posted On 01 May 2019

Forcht Bank implements on demand banking in Corbin

Forcht Bank’s Corbin branches are the latest among the bank’s 26 locations to implement the on demand banking system. New Interactive Teller Machines have been installed at the drive thru at each location. While otherwise functioning as a traditional ATM machine, between the...

2018 unemployment rate drops across the state, locally

Annual unemployment rates decreased in 117 Kentucky counties in 2018 compared to 2017, rose in Monroe and Owen counties and stayed the same in Metcalfe, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development...
Posted On 25 Apr 2019